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Almotriptan is a medication prescribed for the relief of symptoms of migraine attacks, such as headache, nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. It is also available under the brand names 'Almogran', 'Almotrex' and 'Amignul'. Almotriptan is only available with a prescription, and once a diagnosis of migraines has been made by your doctor.
Although the cause of migraines is not entirely clear, they are thought to occur when blood vessels in the brain widen. Symptoms include a throbbing headache, sensitivity to light and sound and nausea and vomiting.
Almotriptan contains the 5HT1 agonist of the same name. It works on serotonin receptors in the brain, mimicking the action of serotonin and narrowing blood vessels. For best results, you should take a dose as soon as your migraine headache starts. However, you can take it at any stage of an attack.
You should always follow the advice of your doctor when taking any new medication. The following is an overview of how to take Almotriptan:
For a more comprehensive summary, as well as a detailed list of side effects and precautions, please consult the patient leaflet.
As with all prescription medications, side effects are a possibility.
Commonly reported side effects include:
Please note, this is by no means a complete list of adverse effects. For a complete list, please consult the patient leaflet.
If you experience any side effects that concern you, you should stop taking Almotriptan and contact your doctor.
You should always inform your doctor about any other medicines you are taking, including over-the-counter treatments and herbal remedies. These could interact with Almotriptan and increase your risk of side effects.
You should not take Almotriptan:
You should consult your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to conceive. As Almotriptan can be excreted in breast milk, particular caution should be exercised if breastfeeding. Infant exposure can be minimised by avoiding breastfeeding for 24 hours after use.